Coach Catie started running at age 12 as a way to spend more time with her mom, an avid runner. She went on to run competitively in middle school, high school and college as a Northwestern University Wildcat. In track she ran the 1,600 meters, 3,200 meters, 800 meters and 3,200 meter relay. She coached high school track and cross country for Regina Dominican High School in Wilmette, IL, including several athletes who went on to compete at the collegiate level. Catie enjoys running, hiking, basketball and swimming, especially with her 5 kids! Her favorite part of Landsharks is seeing her runners grow and have fun.
The Landsharks Running Club develops young athletes in positive, safe, character-based programs. The focus is on having fun, improving personal skills, being an encouraging teammate, making new friends, and promoting a healthy lifestyle.
All coaches are background checked and first aid certified.
The Meadow View Elementary and World Compass Academy chapter of the Landsharks Running Club is open to K-6 students and all other local schools that do not have their own Landsharks program. Landsharks Running Club is not sponsored by Meadow View Elementary or World Compass Academy as an official club/after school activity.
Runners will assemble at the picnic pavilion at the north end of the park, near the pool. During practice, we will warm-up, complete our workout and games, cool down, and be released to the same assembly area. Please pick up your runner by 5:00 pm. Please have your child bring a water bottle, labeled with his/her name on it, to every practice!
Practices are cancelled if the wind chill is under 30 degrees, and/or if it is actively snowing or raining. You will receive a notification via the SportsEngine app or text message if practice is cancelled.
Mondays - Wednesdays
at Butterfield Park
4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
beginning Monday, April 12th
MAX 40 RUNNERS THIS SPRING
Landsharks parents can use the SportsEngine mobile application to receive text updates, view the schedule and locations of events. The SportsEngine app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play. Once installed, search for Meadow View ES/World Compass Academy.
Peyton, Henry, and Lucy enjoy post-race Kona Ice
We encourage runners to change out of their school attire into running clothes before practice begins, if possible.
Dress for the weather:
55 degrees and warmer - Running shoes, t-shirt, shorts, and optional running hat.
45-54 degrees - Running shoes, t-shirt, sweatshirt/windbreaker, shorts or sweat pants.
44 degrees and cooler - Running shoes, t-shirt, sweatshirt/windbreaker, sweat pants, running hat/head band and gloves. If it is windy, dress one cooler level down.
Runners should have proper running shoes for practices and meets. Spikes (special racing shoes) are not recommended. Running shoes are sold at many stores; however, Runner's Roost in Lone Tree is our sponsor store and provides a discount to Landsharks participants, coaches and parents.
Here is what is changing to make sure we keep runners, leaders and families safe during COVID-19:
● Each club will be broken into several smaller groups from drop off to pick up in order to keep group sizes as small as possible. Each group will have a separate and specified drop-off/pick-up area. This area will be relayed to you via email before the club begins. There will be NO switching groups or leaders for runners. Each runner will remain with the same kids and the same leaders throughout the running club time.
● We must keep all lunch boxes/snacks, and water bottles/hydration packs completely separated throughout the duration of running club. Each child will carry their backpack with them. We are asking families to pack their runner(s), snacks, and water within a personal backpack and snacks and water bottle should be easy for the runner to open by themselves. Each runner is required to have their own backpack, please no “family share” backpacks.
● Runner's will be asked to have a mask on hand in case COVID-19 arises at running club for your athlete. All staff will wear appropriate protective wear.
DROP OFF: Parent/Leader/Kid(s) Process will have to operate differently in response to COVID-19. We understand that there will be less runners but we still need to be sure that safety measures are being taken during this step to ensure proper distancing and safety.
● The predetermined specific drop off location will be sent to you as a Google Map location. You also have the contact information for your runner(s) leader(es) should you need help finding your place. Please contact the coach BEFORE you arrive at the destination with questions as your leader will be busy checking other runners in.
● We ask that your child and yourself please respect the 6ft social distancing guidelines at this time as well. You will see designated spots for all to stand and a designated spot for your child to sit and wait for camp to begin. We ask that only 1 parent/guardian and no siblings come to drop off. At drop off will be the daily health form to fill out. If your child is feeling ill or has been asked to quarantine, please keep them home.
PICK UP: Sign out will be done identically to sign in. Parents are strongly encouraged to wear masks during the drop-off process; This is a recommended measure as guided by our local health authorities *note- Coaches will also be wearing a mask
Procedures for Landsharks to make sure we are keeping runners, leaders and families safe during Covid 19:
Employees: Staff will be self screened for symptoms and close-contact exposures upon arrival to ensure they are symptom-free before they are cleared to work. (Additional Guidance (https://covid19.colorado.gov/symptom-screening). We will use the CDPHE Symptom Tracker (https://covid19.colorado.gov/covid19symptoms). Landsharks will send home staff with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or other communicable illnesses and testing will be recommended. Staff will be sent home to adhere to isolation (https://covid19.colorado.gov/how-to-isolate) and exclusion requirements. Upon any sign of symptoms, staff will immediately be isolated and moved ). Landsharks will provide frequent communication with all families of enrolled runners related to the occurrences of COVID-19 at the club, the club’s responses, and all issues in the public health order. If any staff is at a higher risk for COVID-19, we will consider job duties that don’t involve interaction with others. Staff, to the extent possible, will remain with the same group of runners and maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet whenever possible. Hand sanitizing upon arrival, before eating, and at regular intervals throughout the the run could occur. Personal protection equipment will be worn when possible by staff. Staff will sanitize any equipment after each station to strive for a disinfected area.
Runners: Runners will be screened daily for symptoms and close-contact exposures at drop off, pick up, to ensure they are symptom-free before they are deemed able to attend. Runners with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or other communicable illnesses will be sent home immediately with a recommendation to get tested immediately (Testing for COVID-19 (https://covid19.colorado.gov/covid-19-in-colorado/about-covid-19/testing-for-covid-19)) and adhere to isolation and exclusion requirements (https://covid19.colorado.gov/how-to-isolate). Landsharks will provide frequent communication with all families of enrolled runners related to the occurrences of COVID-19 at the club, the club’s responses, and all issues in the public health order. Runners will be educated about COVID-19 and the related protocols. Runners are asked to self-report symptoms to staff. Runners will be kept to groups under 15 to the extent possible, these groups will be stable and no sharing of leaders will occur. Physical distancing of at least 6 feet will occur during eating and recreation. Leaders will not share equipment within their group. Each child will be assigned and use their own gear. Equipment will be sanitized between group use. Hand sanitizing upon arrival, before eating, and at regular intervals throughout the day could occur. Masks requested for isolation of a sick runner. If a runner is symptomatic at club, he/she will be isolated immediately. Guardian/parent will be called immediately and child will be sent home with guidelines on how to be tested as well as follow up care. (https://covid19.colorado.gov/covid-19-in-colorado/about-covid-19/testing-for-covid-19) ((https://covid19.colorado.gov/how-to-isolate.
*Additional COVID-19 protocols and procedures may be required and may vary from each participating school program."
Landsharks Lightning Policy
1. We will monitor the weather via the Weather Bug App with Spark Function.
2. Activities shall be immediately suspended and all personnel directed to move to a safe area when the meter indicates lightning is within a 8-mile radius. Activities shall remain suspended until the device indicates there is no longer lightning within a 8-mile radius.
3. If the device fails or connectivity is poor, we will suspend activity when cloud-to-ground lightning is observed OR thunder is heard. We will quickly direct staff, participants and athletes to pre-determined shelter(s).
4. Once the practice/race has been suspended, we will wait at least 20 minutes after the last thunder or flash of lightning is witnessed, prior to resuming.
5. Any subsequent thunder or lightning, after the beginning of the 20-minute count, reset the clock and another 20-minute count should begin.
6. Please share the safety plan with others picking up your athlete.
7. Understand the evacuation process depending on the site lay out.